Lopez n/a - "Urban Sprawl and the Risk of Physical Inactivity"

Lopez, Russ
"Urban Sprawl and the Risk of Physical Inactivity"
Unpublished
Not on the web (received from author)
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The author combines his sprawl index with 2001 BRFSS data on physical inactivity to estimate the sprawl connection. From the abstract

"For each one point increase in sprawl, the risk of being physically inactive [defined as no physical activity] increased by .04% ... Physical inactivity is associated with urban sprawl and other factors of the metropolitan social/physical environment, but the effect is small and minor changes in the overall metropolitan environment may not result in large changes in levels of physical activity."

Also see his published article on obesity.

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